Texas in 1850. By Melinda Rankin. Page: 143 of 196
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TEXAS IN 180.
a star of the first magnitude,) is navigable within a
short distance of Montgomery, and will shortly carry
off to market all the exports produced.
Persons, who desire to remove to a new country, or
to a milder climate, will find this a pleasant section of
country. The society is good,
the community wholly
solvent -many wealthy-the lands fertile, and titles
and access to market easy and convenient in
most seasons of the year.
Twelve miles east of Montgomery, within the same
county, is situated Danville--a village just springing
into importance. It, also, is situated in, and near an
immense body of fertile lands, most of which is finely
timbered. Danville lies east of, and near the San Jacinto,
which affords to the citizens of that section of
country the same facilities of navigation as Montgomery.
The population surrounding Danville are good citizens
most of them enjoying the comfort and affluence
which rich land and proper industry invariably secure.
Near Danville are planters of large agricultural force,
some of whom are about to engage in the cultivation of
Anderson, shire-town of Grimes county, is an improving
inland town. Its situation is elevated, pleasant, and
healthful, and it is surrounded by an exceedingly fertile
region of country.
Alta Mira, which denotes in Spanish an elevated
prospect, was the appellation which it sustained until
it became the seat of justice of Grimes county.
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